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Professor Shpak presents “The Truth About GMOs” Friday, February 17

Elena Shpak, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology, will present “The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)” Friday, February 17.

The safety of GMOs has been a controversial topic since they hit the stores in 1994. Professor Shpak will discuss techniques used to generate GMOs, the reasons behind their creation, and their safety for human health and environment.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, February 17 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Rooms C-D.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

Additionally, this year, we have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. Please email Amanda Womac for more details.